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hell bent on fulfilling his campaign promises president Donald Trump is planning to ask Congress on Monday for an additional eight point six billion dollars to help pay for a wall along the US border with Mexico setting the stage was setting the table with doing whatever we have to do that's according to sources who told Reuters exclusively that trump demand is more than six times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years and six percent more than trump has corralled by invoking emergency powers this year Reuters correspondent Andy Sullivan says the proposal may be more hyperbole than policy if you recall a few years back his first budget call for dramatic cuts like a third of the state department he wanted to eliminate he sent that up to the Congress which at that time was controlled by Republicans they said yeah that's nice and they pretty much ignored it I think we can expect the same thing this time while Republicans control the Senate Democrats who oppose the wall is unnecessary and a moral control the U. S. house of representatives making it unlikely the Republican presidents request will win congressional passage the president's proposal comes on the heels of a bruising battle with Congress over Wall funding that resulted in a five week partial government shutdown and could touch off a sequel this fall if Congress and the White House fail to agree to lift the mandatory spending caps steep automatic cuts would kick in lawmakers must also agree to lift the debt ceiling or risk a default and chaotic economic fallout and if the budget is not passed by the October first deadline the government could shut down again